Downton Abbey Reviews

Jan 17, 2023
The Downton Abbey movie is just a longer episode of the tv series. As a longtime Downton fan myself, I left the theater entertained, but disappointed.
Dec 7, 2022
Creator Julian Fellowes seamlessly moved his elegant television serial to the big screen without missing a beat.
Jul 2, 2022
Loved visiting this world of Downton Abbey as they face a royal visit. A must watch.
Apr 20, 2022
...a well-upholstered, well-cast and reasonably mild way to spend an afternoon in the cinema with elderly relatives...
Feb 21, 2022
Downton Abbey is cinematic confectionery: sweet and satisfying in the moment but with no long-term benefit. Made not for awards but for sentiment, the millions who tuned in on Sunday nights for a bit of interwar glamour will leave satisfied.
Feb 19, 2022
As with the TV series, the two Toms are the most interesting characters and get the best storylines. Probably the film's most moving subplot is in giving the necessarily-closeted gay butler, Thomas, a first requited moment of affection with another man.
Feb 6, 2021
I honestly didn't see the reason for a movie of Downton Abbey to exist, but now I get it.
Feb 1, 2021
While it doesn't offer much for those not familiar with the show, seeing the characters again feels like greeting old friends for those who watched all six seasons.
Jan 31, 2021
Revelations are made, storylines from the TV show are closed and, as always, life goes on at Downton. It all feels very familiar but like a comforting cup of tea, very welcome.
Dec 17, 2020
Requiring a great deal of foreknowledge of the Downton Abbey history, this cinematic continuation of the superb British television series will please only its greatest fans.
Sep 16, 2020
Even if you don't know anything about Downton Abbey (I didn't) it's an enjoyable little film.
Jul 25, 2020
A reunion in the best sense: Nearly two dozen characters...each get a welcome moment in the spotlight; some to say apparent goodbyes, others to leave tantalizing hints of yet another return as the clouds of...War gather on the Hampshire horizon.
Jul 8, 2020
Established fans will have their joy solidified even further, and first-time viewers may be persuaded to go back and watch the show from the beginning. That's a win for everyone.
Jun 27, 2020
Downton Abbey is an utter delight.
May 28, 2020
It's a pleasure to watch. It's just lovely.
May 27, 2020
Director Michael Engler (with screenwriter Julian Fellowes) smooths the way with a stellar Anglo-American cast.
Mar 9, 2020
All moms will love it.
Jan 26, 2020
This is basically a high-toned soap opera, but it is not overly serious. It is largely a comedy of manners. There is plenty of humor and high spirits in this story and the acting is excellent. The production values are first-rate.
Nov 27, 2019
[F]or those who followed the British period TV series which ended in 2015, there is plenty of nostalgia and fan service.
Nov 27, 2019
As a feature-length movie, the film falters on a few levels, but, as the end of an era and a final goodbye, it hits all the right notes. It's extravagant, rich and exactly what you'd expect on a trip to Downton Abbey.
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